||HIV Antigen/Antibody Panel
||HIV ELISA screen, HIV screen
||Multiplex flow immunoassay
||Daily, results in 24 hours
| Collection Device:
||6 ml SST (Gold) tube, 6ml Clot (Red) tube, or 5 ml EDTA (Lavender) tube
||Minimum 0.5 ml serum or plasma
||Refrigerated. If transport of specimen not on the same day as collected, centrifuge and aliquot the serum or plasma into a clean tube.
||Samples in sodium citrate, other body fluids, hemolyzed specimens, specimen on cells > 24 hours
| Specimen Stability:
||After separation from cells: ambient if < 24 hours; refrigerated if > 24 hours up to 14 days; frozen if > 14 days.
| Reference Interval:
| Reportable Disease:
||Reactive is reportable
||Reflexed to HIV 1,2 Antibody confirmation testing if antigen/antibody screen is reactive.
Detection of HIV-1 p 24 antigen in the absence of detectable HIV antibody may indicate an acute infection. Confirmation testing is performed using the quantitative HIV RNA assay.
All HIV-2 antibody reactive will be confirmed by the CDC.